Definition of alsike in English:


Line breaks: al¦sike
Pronunciation: /ˈalsɪk
(also alsike clover)


  • A tall clover which is widely grown for fodder, native to Europe and naturalized in North America.
    • Trifolium hybridum, family Leguminosae
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    • A cool and moist environment is ideal for alsike clover growth; it has poor heat and drought tolerance.
    • Hay or pasture containing a large percentage of alsike clover is generally not recommended for horses.
    • As a precaution alsike clover should not be fed to horses in amounts greater than 5% of the feed.


mid 19th century: named after Alsike in Sweden; Linnaeus mentions the plant growing there.

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